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EDF Delays Start of Three Nuclear Plants: Current Halts

Electricite de France SA, delayed the start of its Chooz B-2, Cruas-1 and Paluel-3 nuclear power plants, according to data on the website of grid operator Reseau de Transport d’Electricite.

EDF gave start dates for its Chinon B-1, Fessenheim-2 and Gravelines-1, RTE data show. The start date for Cruas-4 was removed from RTE’s website.

The world’s biggest nuclear power plant operator has 37 reactors online, representing 64 percent of available nuclear capacity, RTE data show. That’s the lowest since June 20. EDF’s 58 atomic plants generate about 78 percent of France’s power.

The table below lists EDF’s nuclear units that are out of service, their generating capacity in megawatts, when they stopped and the expected return date, if known, according to RTE.


UNIT NAME                 MW         OUT        RETURN
St. Alban-1             1,335      Aug. 11        --
Tricastin-1               915      Aug. 11        --
Gravelines-1              910      Aug. 11      Aug. 16
Cruas-3                   915      Aug. 4         --
Paluel-2                1,330      Aug. 4         --
Fessenheim-2              880      Aug. 4       Aug. 20
Blayais-2                 910      Aug. 1         --
Flamanville-1           1,330      July 21        --
Cattenom-3              1,300      July 21        --
Dampierre-1               890      July 14        --
Chinon B-1                905      July 14      Aug. 19
Nogent-1                1,310      June 22        --
Cruas-1                   915      May 26       Aug. 17
Gravelines-5              910      May 19         --
Paluel-3                1,330      May 19       Aug. 18
Dampierre-4               890      May 5          --
Gravelines-3              910      April 28       --
Tricastin-3               915      April 28       --
Cruas-4                   915      March 24       --
Civaux-2                1,495      Feb. 18        --
Chooz B-2               1,500      Feb. 16      Aug. 19

Source: RTE

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